Spacious sites along the Winooski River. Camping at Onion River is respectful and kind, and we generally have loads of fun. Good people, walking trails, swimming access in the river, and gorgeous foliage. Open May-October
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Onion River RV Campground in Vermont.
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Nice, grass covered sites with full hook ups are just a few steps from the river. The bathhouse is close (but not too close ;-) ) and has toasty hot showers. Lots to do on the property...but one of our favorites was walking up to the tree lined rail bed that used to carry trains all the way up to Canada. The tracks have since been removed, making it a perfect tree lined path for biking and hiking. The hosts are fun people and even provide free firewood.
Onion River has a lot going for it. It's out in the middle of nowhere, there's an amazing converted train track trail through a beautiful forest, and a river runs right through it. They also have all kinds of parties and events there. That said, the camping spots are pretty tight, the bathrooms (which do have hot showers) are not particularly clean (especially if they had an event recently) and they might or might not have your reservation handy. It's small, privately owned, and in a lovely part of the country. Just don't expect what you'd get at a state-run campground. I was hoping it wouldn't be as crammed in here as it is. Granted, most sites aren't filled, but they could be, so you have to act like they will be. Tables and firepits are available, but you have to ask.
A family hippie vibe, but not much privacy. It’ seems like a nice place for families and people who are super unfussy, but it wasn’t the right place for us. It differed a bit from the description- it was a place to lay our heads, but I wouldn’t stay again.
Good weekend camping...
Positives: Sites along pleasant small river, open field nearby, water & electric on each site, dump station inside camp, clean, friendly host.
Negatives: Fairly busy roadway nearby with plenty of traffic noise, sites are VERY close together, water & electric hookup in awkward location. Vermont back roads are TERRIBLE.
Last minute stay
We were trying to find a place to swim and enjoy some privacy, the campground is large but the plots are closer together. The creek is awesome if you want to explore and bring water shoes but you will not be able to swim and access it without proper equipment. The hosts are really nice and let us pick our own spot. It was last minute and most of this lands on my plate because we read the summaries and didn’t do research beyond that. I think some rules changed in light of Covid as there were not bathrooms available or free firewood despite the description.
Peaceful, until it wasn’t.
Jacquelyn, our host was fantastic.
This issue was, she wasn’t there.
We were met by two (employees, later to learn they’re also “owners”) that had no idea we were coming in.
They led us to a “private spot by the river” that was lovely...
With the exception of the group if 7-8 PACKED campers, about 10 feet from each other (despite the wide open space); these are “apparently” the “regulars”.
This group was up until 1:30 am, (screeching kids went to sleep at 11) partying and reveling, crushing cans of Bud and smoking cigarettes... there was NO SLEEPING to be had anywhere with that noise...the Colorado River in spring couldn’t drown out that noise.
Twice we asked (yelled?) at them to quiet down, both times they “laughed” back at us.
At one point, I was pretty sure I heard the banjos from “Deliverance” playing in the background..
To our horror, we saw that the two “employee/owners” were among the party goers.
Finally called the hosts # at 1:15 am and she came down and broke up the party, while we slept fearfully that the group would circle the wagons around us when she left.
We packed up at dawn and looked for new “accommodations”,
The infield of a NASCAR track on race day had to be more serene.
Jacquelyn was wonderful, and professional.
Handled our issue with respect and promptly refunded our two nights.
Beautiful property. Indeed.
If you can safely cross the “tribal line” of the “regulars” and they keep the drumbeats down.